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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Biofuels Digest is hosting a free webinar on September 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm ET. Bioenergy University: A Training to Fuel Success is sponsored by Novozymes and will inform attendees how their Bioenergy University helps plant employees: build deeper process and product understanding; increase awareness of plant processes and procedures; develop and refine plant best practices; and improve process consistency. Register here.
  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has awarded nine grants to help reduce energy costs for residents in remote rural areas where the cost of producing electricity is extremely high. USDA is providing $7.9 million through the High Energy Cost Grant program, which is administered by USDA’s Rural Utilities Service. Vilsack also noted that energy conservation, through programs like this, helps improve the environment by reducing carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels.
  • Atlantic Wind & Solar has commenced construction on another 320 KW solar PV plant in Ontario, specifically in Burlington, following receipt of the Notice to Proceed from Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator. The $2 million commercial rooftop installation, consisting of 1,488 panels, is expected to produce 7,900 megawatt hours of power over the next 20 years.
  • SXSW Eco, a conference that celebrates the power of design, technology and business to drive global change, has added Isha Datar, CEO of New Harvest, as their final Keynote and announced their full conference lineup for the 2015 event. Isha Datar joins previously announced Keynotes Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of the futuristic Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Engineer of asteroid mining company Planetary Resources; James Redford, filmmaker & co-founder of the Redford Center; and closing remarks from Krista Donaldson, CEO of award-winning product design company D-Rev. SXSW Eco takes place October 5-7, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.
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